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Old 12-11-2009, 08:25 AM
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Hello everyone. Now that the cold is here i was courious to know what product would be the best for keeping my doors from freezing up. I heard silicone spray was good. Is it? anything else?
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There is a de-icer spray you can get at most auto parts stores. You can use it to spray into your keyholes or door jams. Works pretty well at thawing out a small amount of ice fairly quickly. As far as preventative, I'm not sure, a garage??
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For your locks, try some graphite powder. It won't freeze like other liquid based lubricants.

For inside the door jambs on your locks and strikers, the hood latch (underneath the hood) and for the tailgate lock striker, use white lithium grease.
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Sorry everyone. Im not talking about the locks. The actual door itself. You have the rubber?foam strip around the inside. Door is unlocked and you have to pull real hard sometimes to open it. Maybe you guys dont have this problem. Up here in Canada we get stuck doors often.
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Well if it's the foam that's freezing i'd be real careful about yanking the door open, it could tear that foam. I'm not sure what you could put on it to work. I'd look into getting a remote starter for you truck, that way you could start it and let it warm up and then try and open the door.
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I was trying to find a solution for you and on youtube. There's a bunch of "How to winterize a car" videos on there from ehow. Hope this helps and stay warm.

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Spray WD-40 either on the door seals and wipe of excess with a shop rag... or spray it on the shop rag and wipe down the door seals.

Works pretttttty good for me so far
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Sprayed WD-40 in my garage door lock last night. Froze,couldn`t even get the key in it.
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I've never had that problem but I'd like to know how to prevent it anyway
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Spray WD-40 either on the door seals and wipe of excess with a shop rag... or spray it on the shop rag and wipe down the door seals.

Works pretttttty good for me so far
Not a good idea. WD-40 is not meant for rubber. It'll deteriorate the rubber over a period of time. That's why many motorcyclists tell you never to use WD-40 on your chain. You can go to any parts store and look for a low temp silicone based lube that'll work on rubber and plastic. WD-40 is mainly for metal.
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